Discover a miniscule world where materials exhibit unexpected, special properties! Gold, for example, exhibits unexpected colors such as red or green when seen at the nano scale! Just to put things into perspective, one meter equals one billion nanometers!
During March 30th-Arpil 7th, the Academy will be celebrating the itsy bitsy, super duper small world of nano. Join the Naturalist Center for an exciting hands-on program each day at 1:00pm and at various times during the week. Build a giant nano puzzle, explore how 3D-imaging helps scientists work on the nanoscale, and do a variety of other activities on your own throughout the Naturalist Center (located on Level 3). Stop by to make a special nano “Naturalist Center Craft” on Sunday, March 31st and April 7th, 12:00pm-4:00pm.
NanoDays is a nation-wide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering and its potential impact on the future. It engages people of all ages in learning about this emerging field of science, which holds the promise of developing revolutionary materials and technologies. Who knew there was so much to learn about this itsy bitsy world of nanoscience! I know I just did. Get your nanoscience on!